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Title: Project Manager
Company: Lane Transit District
Location: Springfield, Oregon
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 110807
Lane Transit District (LTD), named Best Mid-Sized Transit System in North America for 2014, is one of the most successful and highly regarded public transit systems in the nation; has received numerous national, state, and local awards for service to the community; and, for transit districts its size, is consistently ranked among the nation's leaders in the successful implementation of Bus Rapid Transit, bus ridership, and service efficiency. LTD is committed to the values of working together, taking initiative, being professional, and practicing safety.

This is an excellent career opportunity with a progressive and innovative transit organization that offers an attractive starting salary, an excellent benefit package, and equal opportunity. Lane Transit District values diversity at all levels of its workforce -- women and minority applicants, including members of the LGBTQ community, are encouraged to apply.

Job Summary:
The Facilities Management Division is currently hiring a project manager to implement community investment projects including new significant investments like the Santa Clara Transit Station, other minor infrastructure improvements, and state of good repair projects. This Division is a group of professional and technical experts that collectively administers the design, construction, and operation of major transportation improvement projects for LTD. These projects have included transit stations, maintenance operations facilities, and bus rapid transit corridors.

The project manager for the Santa Clara Community Transit Center will be responsible for overseeing the development, design, and construction of this capital improvement project in north Eugene. This person will be required to coordinate with a variety of professionals, technicians, contractors, stakeholders, agencies, and citizens. Details regarding the scope, schedule and budget for the Santa Clara Transit Station may be found at the following link:

Essential Job Functions:
  • Coordinate, organize, and manage the services and associated work activities of assigned projects; develop and implement elements of projects to meet the overall program goals established by the department.

  • Define the scope of the assigned project or project elements including stakeholders, team members, contractors, impact of project, and events that may impact the completion of the project; perform critical path analysis and set project priorities; and develop project task lists, time estimates, and cost-benefit analysis to meet project goals and objectives.

  • Develop project work plans and calendar; plan, organize, implement, and evaluate work activities to meet overall project goals and objectives; and analyze alternative methods or processes to meet project and service delivery goals including resource requirements.

  • Coordinate assigned engineering project development and construction activities with consultants, engineers, developers, contractors, railroads, utilities, property owners, other LTD departments and divisions, and other outside agencies.

  • Coordinate aspects of projects including budget development, scheduling, design, procurement, and construction activities including monitoring project expenditures.

  • Evaluate and make recommendations on proposals and qualifications; chair pre-bid conferences and bid openings; prepare bid tabulations and recommendations for the Board; prepare contracts for signature; and conduct pre-construction conferences and prepare notices to proceed.

  • Coordinate preparation of permit applications; coordinate inspection, testing, and documentation of capital improvement projects; and coordinate relocation of utilities prior to and during construction.

  • Provide oversight of quality assurance and quality control to ensure construction conformance with contract plans, specifications, and applicable codes; review and recommend payment for consultant(s) and construction progress payments; and prepare contract change orders for project funding as appropriate.

  • Investigate field problems affecting consultants, property owners, and construction contractors; resolve project problems; and interpret federal, state, and local agency rules, regulations, and codes.

  • Review project site conditions prior to, during, and after completion of construction to determine field conditions and compliance of work with plans and specifications.

  • Monitor progress and prepare progress reports on projects during project development and while under construction and maintain record of changes and field notes.

  • Prepare technical project reports, letters, memorandums, maps, graphics, and data supporting findings, construction specifications, schedules, construction drawings and plans, cost estimates, agreements with property owners, developers, and inter-agency agreements.

  • Prepare Board agenda items, feasibility reports, assessments, vicinity maps, project cost estimates, and related documents.

  • Represent LTD before consultants, citizen groups, and governmental agencies on project related matters.

Other duties may include, but are not limited to:
  • Coordinate and participate in the design of facility improvements; make architectural and design decisions.

  • Participate in the development and implementation of Facility Management standards; evaluate and select methods and materials to be used in construction.

  • Coordinate communication of project planning and design issues between design professionals and appropriate LTD staff; coordinate technical review process with appropriate LTD and jurisdiction staff.

  • Direct architects, engineers, and other professional consultants to ensure conformance with established Facility Management standards, project budgets, and project schedules.

  • Participate in the development of project budgets and project schedules; prepare documents for internal project authorization.

  • Participate in development of professional service agreements with architects, engineers, and other professional consultants: define scope of work; negotiate fees; write service agreements.

  • Administer multiple capital projects simultaneously; manage expenditures; authorize contract payments; coordinate project scheduling and planning.

  • Monitor construction via regular visits to construction sites; administer project specifications to assure compliance with Facility Management standards

  • Prepare and present project work plans and project budgets to supervisor and staff.

  • Administer construction contracts; review and authorize progress payments; manage change orders.

  • Represent LTD with outside regulators, inspectors, professional consultants, public and private organizations, and to the general public.

  • Develop and distribute project related correspondence; responsible for other project related communications.

  • Formulate and produce regular status reports of projects.

  • Provide technical and/or professional consultation to other sections, divisions, or departments within LTD on Facilities related issues.

  • May serve on a task team as a team leader or a source of expertise.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of:
  • Building and Construction - Materials, methods, and tools involved in construction and repair of buildings and other structures

  • Design - Design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models

  • Mechanical - Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance

  • Public Safety and Security - Relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions

  • Mathematics - Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications

  • English Language - The structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar

Technical Skills:
  • Office suite software - Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Project

  • Computer aided design CAD software

  • Bluebeam

  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

  • Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

  • Systems Evaluation - Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.

  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.

  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

  • Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  • Category Flexibility - The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.

  • Flexibility of Closure - The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.

  • Fluency of Ideas - The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).

  • Mathematical Reasoning - The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.

Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job are acceptable, which typically include:
  • Three years of professional project management experience that includes leading and managing discrete projects from initiation and planning through closure and evaluation; OR

  • A Bachelor's Degree or higher in engineering, surveying, environmental, transportation planning, public administration or a closely related field may substitute for three years of the experience; OR

  • An Oregon Project Management Associate Certificate or Project Management Professional Certification awarded by the Project Management Institute; AND

  • Two (2) years professional project management experience that includes leading and managing discrete projects from initiation and planning through closure and evaluation.

Compensation and Work Schedule:
This position is a full-time exempt position, eligible for the regular administrative benefits package. The pay range is between $74,142.00 and $98,856.00 annually. Work will mainly take place in an office setting, with regular travel to meetings and sites.

How to apply:
Visit our website: Submit your resume and complete the required application and assessments. This position will remain open until filled with first review beginning February. For additional information call (541) 682-6100.

The Lane Transit District is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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